Tips for non-photographers
Taking photos of objects
Very important to have sharp, high quality photos of your merchandise. Not easy to take a good photos, it will take some work to get good at it, if you plan to do it yourself.

Here's what you need:

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  1. Plain background

    - Easiest setup: Curved piece of white posterboard on a table near a window. Full directions w. photo of setup

  2. Good lighting

    -In most cases, you should not use a flash. It will create a glare. I have read that some people try covering the flash w. rice paper to diffuse the light. Worth a try!

    -Easiest option: Try outdoor light, coming in through a window. You don't want direct sun.

    -If above doesn't work, try 2 lamps at 45 degree angles from the object.

    -For shiny objects, you might need a light tent. There are easy ways to make one. Read more

  3. Tripod (or something)
    You need to keep the camera stable. If you don't have a tripod, improvise. I've used a stack of books, here are More ideas.
  4. Experiment!!
    Try different angles, lighting, backgrounds, camera settings, etc.